Sunday, September 9, 2012

And we're back!

The garden's fall growing season kicked off yesterday morning.  No rain, but the cooler weather was a nice welcome back and hopefully marks a turning point from summer to fall.  

Transplants aren't even out in the nurseries yet, but we're ready to get back in the garden, so we decided to try planting root vegetables from seed.  We planted Radish, Carrots, Beets, Kohlrabi, Scallions, Leeks, Beans and even some Broccoli and Winter greens just to see what happens.

Over the summer, the beds were heavily mulched with pine needles to keep the soil moist.   In July, we planted a cover crop of Buckwheat and Pinto Beans.  When the plants die they get tilled into the soil to add nitrogen and other nutrients.  Nature's Fertilizer!

It was such a joy to get back in the garden with friends, catching up on the summer and new school year.  If you couldn't make it, we'll be back next SATURDAY, 8-10am to continue to plant.  If gardenings not your thing, bring your coffee and the paper and come chill out on a chair under the shade.

This is so much more than growing vegetables-Gardeners AND Slackers welcome!